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Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch

Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch A Facebook face recognition notification slip-up hints at how risky the company’s approach to compliance with a tough new European data protection standard could turn out to be. On Friday a Metro journalist in the UK reported receiving a …

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Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have said they’ve been notified by …

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Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR – TechCrunch

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR – TechCrunch Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a …

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Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rules next month …

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Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch

Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity …

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Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch Monzy Merza is the chief security evangelist at Splunk. More posts by this contributor The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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Zuckerberg urges privacy carve outs to compete with China – TechCrunch

Facebook’s founder said last month that the company is open to being regulated. But today he got asked by the US senate what sort of legislative changes he would (and wouldn’t) like to see as a fix for the problems that the Cambridge Analytica data scandal has revealed. Zuckerberg’s response …

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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent …

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Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal – TechCrunch

Australia’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday Facebook revealed that more users than previously thought could have had their personal information passed to the company back in 2014 — saying as many as 87 million Facebook users could …

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